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Introduction to the Industrial Revolution

Oliver Twist 8:25


  • An agricultural revolution or agrarian revolution is a period of transition from a pre-agricultural period characterized by a Paleolithic diet, into an agricultural period characterized by a diet of cultivated foods; or a further transition from a living form of agriculture into a more advanced and more productive form of agriculture, resulting in further social changes. Examples of historical agricultural revolutions includethe Neolithic, Arab and British.

Food Revolutions throughout the ages


  • The Neolithic Revolution (around 10,000 B.C.E), the initial transition from hunting and gathering to settled agriculture in prehistory. This period is commonly referred to as the 'First Agricultural Revolution'.

  • TheArab Agricultural Revolution (8th–13th centuries), a term coined by the historian Andrew Watson postulating a fundamental transformation in agriculture arising from the diffusion of crops through the Islamic world.

  • The British Agricultural Revolution (17th–19th centuries), an increase in agricultural productivity in Great Britain which helped drive the Industrial Revolution

Examples of Agrarian Revolutions


  • Agricultural - relating to farming

  • Manual - done by hand and without the use of machinery

  • Cottage industry - the making of goods by workers in their own homes

  • Textiles – of or made of cloth

  • Trade – buying and selling of goods and services

Pre-Industrial Revolution


  • Modernisation - the process of transforming a traditional society into a modern one

  • Urbanisation - the development of towns and cities

  • Revolution - a rapid transformation or change in something

  • Evolution - a slow or gradual change in something

  • Factory system - a system of producing goods using machinery operated by unskilled labour

Terms of the Industrial revolution


  • Economic - relating to wealth and money

  • Social - relating to living conditions and the treatment of people

  • Political - relating to the manner in which societies are governed

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